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WORD search 8 for Mac
Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Installing WORD search from Link

  1. Download the program to your desktop using the link provided.
  2. Unzip the program by double clicking on it.
  3. Double click on “Setup.mpkg” to start the Installation.
  4. You will be greeted by a welcome screen; click Continue.
  5. Read and agree to the End User License Agreement.
  6. Select the hard drive on which to install WORD search (it is best to install it to the same drive as OS X).
  7. Click Continue and Install.
  8. The installation process will prompt you for your password.
  9. After Installation is complete, restart your system.

Installing WORD search From CD

  1. Insert CD.
  2. Double click on the CDRoot Icon on desktop.
  3. Double click on “Setup.mpkg” to start the Installation.
  4. You will be greeted by a welcome screen; click Continue.
  5. Read and agree to the End User License Agreement.
  6. Select the hard drive on which to install WORD search (it is best to install it to the same drive as OS X).
  7. Click Continue and Install.
  8. The installation process will prompt you for your password.
  9. After Installation is complete, restart your system.
Installing Books

How do I unlock the new books I purchased with WS8?

If you purchased additional books when you ordered the WS8 upgrade and have Internet access, check your invoice under “Installation and Unlock Instructions” for your account number and password. Once you have these numbers, follow the steps below:

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Click on the Help menu in the WS8 program.
  3. Click Unlock Purchased Books.
  4. In the appropriate boxes, type the account number and password provided on your invoice.
  5. Click Next and you will be given a list of what books have been unlocked.

NOTE: If you do not have Internet access, you will need to call us after installing the program at 1-800-888-9898 to unlock the books.

Why do some of my books have red question marks by them?

This red question mark means that the book is unlocked, WORD search knows you own it, but the book has not yet been installed (i.e., it is missing). Follow the steps below to install the missing book(s):

  1. Click on one of the books with a red question mark next to it.
  2. When the Missing Book Installer program window appears, click on “Install all missing books” and click on “Install from CD” or “Install from Internet.”
    1. If you clicked on “Install from CD,” the Book Installer window will appear. At his point, insert an eBook Library CD or eBook Library DVD and click on the button “Begin Searching” to begin the install process. The Book Installer program will scan your Library CD/DVD for the books you own and install them. You will be prompted to insert another eBook Library CD if needed.
    2. If you clicked on “Install from Internet” a window will appear with a list of your missing books. Click on the “Start Downloading” button and allow the book(s) to download. After the book(s) download, a prompt will appear telling you that your books have been downloaded and asking you if you want to install them. Click “Yes” to install the book(s).

Why do I need an Internet Connection for WORD search 8?

WS8 has many options that take advantage of the Internet. For example, you can update your program by doing a Smart Update, purchase and unlock books, and join our Discussion Groups to discuss WS8 topics with other WS8 users.

How do I set up my Internet Connection for WORD search 8?

  1. Enter the WORD search 8 library.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Internet.
  4. Click on “Yes, use my existing Internet settings.”
  5. Click on OK.
Register WORD search

How do I register my WORD search 8 software?

After installation, the program offers you a chance to register. If you decline, it will continue to ask you until you do register. You can register by clicking on the Help menu in WS8 and selecting Register WORDsearch. You can register online or call our Customer Service at 1-800-888-9898 to register.

Using WORD search

Why does X11 run with WORDsearch?

X11 is an Apple Component that helps WORD search integrate better with the OS X environment. If you close X11 WORD search will close. If you have any problems with X11 you can download the latest version from here under “X11 Package.”

How do I maximize the WORD search window?

If you go up to the top menu labeled X11 and choose Window->Zoom it will maximize the WORD search window.

How do I use Backup and Restore?

  • Backup
    1. Go to the WORD search Menu and select Options->Backup.
    2. Select what you would like to have WORD search backup.
    3. Click on the button labeled ...
    4. On the tree view navigate to one of the following destinations:
      • Desktop: /Users/{your username}/Desktop
      • External Drive: /Volumes/{name of thumbdrive
      • Network Drive: (N/A)
    5. Click Next.
    6. You will notice a new ws8b zip file in that location.
  • Restore
    1. Go to the WORD search Menu and hit Options->Restore.
    2. Navigate to the location of the Backup.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Select the Backup to Restore and click Next.
    5. Select what you would like to backup and click next.
    6. Click Finish.
    7. WORD search will close.
    8. Restart WORDsearch.
Updating WORD search

When do I update the WORD search program?

WORD search will prompt you when there is an update available. You can then go to the website and download the newest version. You can follow the steps here and install right over your previous installation. All your books and settings will be saved.

  1. Go here and under Latest Release click on the blue version number (ie 2.3.1).
  2. Under Installation click on the blue link to the pkg file (ie X11-2.3.1.pkg).
  3. Depending on your web browser and it's settings it will either prompt you to download or begin the download immediately.
  4. Once the file is downloaded you can navigate to the folder it was downloaded to and click on it to start the Installation process.